• News Release: 10/28/2020 BIO Business Solutions explores AI imaging, EQMS, supply chains

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    October 28, 2020
    Single-use supply chain strategy, moving to an electronic quality management system and applying AI and machine learning to microscopy were the topics discussed during the Virtual BIO Business Solutions Spotlight webinar presented by the NC Biosciences Organization for its members Wednesday, Oct. 28.

    Timothy Korwan, director, new product innovation for Avantor Fluid Handling Solutions, took participants through the process of managing a single-use supply chain in support of mABS, vaccine or C> clinical to commercial.

    “I’m a cycling fan. In a race, you want to go in with all your gears functioning effectively,” Korwan said. Those three gears — or the three critical factors to consider when designing a single-use supply chain — are quality, design and delivery, he said.

    Candice Snine, business development manager for PSC Biotech, talked about making the transition from a paper-based to an electronic enterprise quality management system.

    “EQMS is an invitation to break free from dogmatic paper-based systems,” Snine said as she showcased the capabilities of PSC’s turnkey and fully validated ACE (Adaptive Compliance Engine) and AuditUtopia systems.

    Ric Villani, senior biosystems applications manager for Nikon Instruments, demonstrated how deep learning and artificial intelligence are taking microscopic imaging and analysis to the next level.

    “Researchers don’t have to be computer scientists to use these tools, but a basic understanding can help them get better results,” Villani said. He went on to explain how Nikon’s imaging systems remove noise and background to improve image clarity, restore signal from low-light images and improve contrast and predict missing channel information from fluorescent imaging.

    BIO Business Solutions is the largest cost-savings purchasing program for the life sciences industry. It is operated by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization and is available to members of NCBIO. Members can contact Laura Gunter at NCBIO or Bob Dearth at BIO Business Solutions for more information
    Laura Gunter, Membership Development Director, Gov't Affairs
    lgunter@ncbioscience.net, (919) 281-8960
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